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Help those in need in North East Thailand with Thai Friends of Wevelgem

Founders and members of Thai Friends of Wevelgem led by Mr. Bernard De Man made a visit to the Royal Thai Embassy and called on Ambassador Pisan Manawapat on 17 February 2010.

The brief story of Thai Friends of Wevelgem started with a few people from Wevelgem who went to Surin Province in North East Thailand. They met the local people, experienced their ways of living.  An appreciation on the Thais has made them forming a group of like minded people with one objective, i.e., to help those in need in Thailand and at the same time to help raising an awareness among local people and Belgian students that there are still unfortunate people who need help.

For the past years, Thai Friends of Wevelgem has annually organized a charitable fund raising event or a Thai Night where all profits go to help improving rural schools, farmers who faced natural disasters in Surin and Udon Thani provinces.

Ambassador Pisan, Mr. Sarun Charoensuawan, his deputy chief of Mission and Consul Akrapong Chalermnon learnt what our FRINDS OF THAILAND have done with utmost appreciation.  Both sides discussed the projects of which the Embassy stands ready and willing to lend its full support.  The next Thai night event will be held on 29 May 2010 in Wevelgem.

On this occasion, Thai Friends of Wevelgem presented a basket of local products from the Mayor of Wevelgem to the Royal Thai Embassy.  The Thai Ambassador then presented books about Thailand to the group and asked them to carry a miniature Thai elephant model and to present it to the Mayor on his behalf.

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